As part of our second-year anniversary celebrations, we’ll be hosting our biggest gig to-date on September 9th at ARC in Stockton. Ahead of the event, Kyrie Dawson had a chat with Newcastle-based punk rock four-piece, Boy Jumps Ship, about their upcoming set and what gig-goers can expect.
You’ve built up a reputation for your energetic, passionate live performances. As you head to ARC in Stockton in just a few weeks, what can the crowd expect from your set?
Definitely more of the same! We pride ourselves on being a good live band, so we’ll be looking to put on a show for everyone. We’re one of the most straight-up rock bands on the bill so we’ll be bringing something a little different for the crowd to get their teeth into. We’re really looking forward to it.
Are there any particular influences that contribute towards your punk rock sound?
We grew up with each other in college listening to the same sort of bands like Green Day, Against Me! Foo Fighters, Brand New and Biffy. Having said that, all of us were brought up on different genres and bands too which definitely adds a unique element to our band. We were brought up on everything from Tom Petty, The Clash, Motörhead, Bowie and everything in between.
After the release of your debut album ‘Wake Up’ last year, how does it feel to have such a warm reception from the musical world?
It was cool. We were really pleased with the overall reaction to ‘Wake Up’. We’d put a lot of hard work into that record, so it’s always nice when it’s well received like that. It was a great marker for where we were at the time, but now we’re really excited about the new songs we’ve been writing since we released our debut.
Our event at ARC is packed full of some of the most well-known musical talent to emerge from the North East, so can you tell us who’s set you’re most excited to see?
The line-up is class so we’re looking forward to catching a little bit of everyone, to be honest. Our pals Frankie & The Heartstrings are good lads and it’s always good to see The Lake Poets. We’ve shared the bill with most of these guys on local gigs before so it will be good to see everyone and hopefully it’ll be a class day!
NEVolume Live will take place on Saturday 9th at ARC in Stockton. The full line-up also includes Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Lake Poets, Glass Caves, Velvoir, Abel Raise the Cain and Talk Like Tigers.
Tickets, priced at £14.00, are available from arconline.co.uk, ARC Box Office, by calling ARC Box Office on 01642 525199 or by heading to Pop Recs in Sunderland. A minibus will also be running from ARC back to Sunderland, so please contact our Editor, Lee Allcock, at [email protected] for details.